Herbs & Actions
|Pharmaceutical Latin||Pin Yin||Dosage||Actions|
|Hb. Schizonepetae||Jing Jie||4.5-30g||
Releases the exterior, expels Wind, moves Qi, relieves muscle spasms, vents rashes, relieves itching and reduces swelling.
With Bo He, releases the exterior, disperses Wind in the head, vents rashes and alleviates itching. With Bo He, Fang Feng and Qiang Huo, for External Wind-Cold. With Fang Feng, for exterior excess, pruritic itching and initial-stage boils.
|Rx. Saposhnikoviae||Fang Feng||4.5-12g||
Releases the exterior, expels External Wind, expels Wind-Cold-Dampness and alleviates pain.
With Jing Jie and Qiang Huo, for Wind-Cold. With Jing Jie, Qiang Huo and Qian Hu, for Wind-Cold with aversion to Cold, headache and muscle aches and pain. With Qiang Huo, for Wind-Dampness.
|Rz. et Rx. Notopterygii||Qiang Huo||2-12g||
Expels Wind-Cold-Dampness, unblocks painful obstruction, alleviates pain and guides Qi to the Tai Yang and Du channels.
With Du Huo, expels Wind-Cold from the exterior, dispels Dampness and alleviates pain. Qiang Huo is better for superficial Wind-Dampness and upper extremities and Du Huo is better for deeper Wind-Dampness and lower extremities. With Chuan Xiong, for Headache and generalized body aches and pains associated with the common cold or painful obstruction. With Fang Feng, for Pain due to External Wind-Dampness. With Jie Geng, for Skin conditions. With Jing Jie and Fang Feng, for occipital headache from Wind-Cold without perspiration.
|Rx. Angelicae Pubescentis||Du Huo||2-12g||
Disperses Wind-Cold-Dampness, opens the channels and alleviates pain.
With Qiang Huo, for joint pain and numbness. With Fang Feng, for numbness in the legs.
|Rz. Chuanxiong||Chuan Xiong||2-10g||
Regulates Qi, helps Qiang Huo and Du Huo release the exterior, moves Blood, expels Wind-Cold, enhancing the pain relieving function of the formula (especially in the head and neck) and treats headaches.
With Fang Feng and Jie Geng, for headache due Wind-Cold Invasion.
|Rx. Bupleuri||Chai Hu||2-10g||
Expels Wind-Heat, raises Yang Qi, and resolves Phlegm and congestion.
With Bo He, releases the exterior, reduces fever, and expels the pathogenic influences, especially from the muscle layer. With Gan Cao, for Wind-Heat fever.
|Rx. Peucedani||Qian Hu||2-9g||
Descends Qi, expels Phlegm and expels Wind.
With Fu Ling and Sheng Jiang, treats the manifestation and root. With Jie Geng and Bo He, for symptoms of Wind-Heat. With Chai Hu, for Wind-Heat constraining the Lungs, leading to a stifling sensation in the chest and cough with profuse sputum.
|Rx. Platycodi||Jie Geng||2-10g||
Opens the Lungs, expels Phlegm, expels pus, benefits the throat and directs the effects of other herbs to the upper body.
With Zhi Ke regulates the Qi flow in the chest and aids in the transformation of Phlegm for chest congestion. With Zhi Ke and Qian Hu, improves Lung Qi circulation, expels Phlegm and stops cough. With Gan Cao, disseminates Lung Qi, expels Phlegm, resolves toxicity, and expels pus for productive cough with hoarseness, pain and swelling of the throat due to Wind-Heat.
|Fr. Aurantii||Zhi Ke||2-10g||
Promotes the movement of Qi.
With Chai Hu and Bo He, for Upper Jiao surface Heat problems.
Transforms Phlegm, strengthens the Spleen, leaches out Dampness and promotes urination.
With Qian Hu, Jie Geng and Zhi Ke, resolves Phlegm and stops cough.
|Hb. Menthae||Bo he||1-6g||
Disperses Wind-Heat, clears the head and eyes, vents rashes and benefits the throat.
|Rx. Glycyrrhizae||Gan Cao||1-6g||
Moistens the Lungs, resolves Phlegm, stops cough, clears Heat, relieves Fire toxicity and moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs.
|Dry-fried Sm. Armeniacae||Chao Xing Ren||6g||
Included in some versions.
|Rz. Zingiberis Recens||Sheng Jian||6g||
Included in some versions.
- Induces sweat
- Releases the Exterior
- Dispels Wind
- Alleviates pain
- Treats skin and External diseases
- Wind-Cold-Dampness (More severe than Ren Shen Bai Du San - no Qi Deficiency.)
- Early-stage abscesses or sores that are red, swollen and painful
- Pain and stiffness of the head and neck
- Stuffy nose
- Blood shot eyes
- Sores that are red, swollen and painful
- Generalized body aches and pain
- Swollen eyes
- Thirst or no thirst
- T: Normal
- C: Thin white
- P: Floating or Floating and rapid
- Epidemic parotitis
- Early-stage abscesses or sores
- Conjunctival disorders
- Common cold
- Allergic purpura
- Allergic dermatitis
- Upper respiratory tract infection
- Acute tonsillitis
- Eye disorders
- Low back pain
- Herpes genitalia
- Herpes zoster
- Contraindicated for those with Heat.